• Brian McGovern

    Board President

    Brian McGovern

    Brian has been a board member of La Academia de Estrellas since 2012. He is a retired attorney. Almost all of Brian's employment history was with the United States government. His first professional employment was with United States Senator Abraham Ribicoff of his home state of Conneticut. Subsequently, Brian went to work for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC). He worked for the EEOC in Washington, D.C., Little Rock, Arkansas and Dallas, Texas. In Brian's last position with the EEOC, he was Deputy Director in the Dallas District Office. Brian has also held positions with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. During his time with LAE, Brian has served as Board Secretary and Vice President and currently serves as the Board President.

  • Catalina Lechuga

    Board Vice-President

    Catalina has been actively involved with the school from the beginning, when her eldest son enrolled in our first 3rd grade class. Over the past 12 years, all the Lechuga children have attended LAE. Catalina has given her time in other ways, serving on the LPAC and as PTO president. She is a licensed mortician and works with grieving families in the Dallas metropolitan area. Catalina joined LAE's board in 2012 and currently holds the position of board vice president. She brings an important and valuable perspective to board discussions and decisions.

  • Marta Jourdan

    Board Secretary

    Marta recently retired from Dallas ISD, having served many years as a principal. Her last position in Dallas ISD was as principal of Cowart Elementary. Marta joined LAE's board in 2012, and currently serves as the board's secretary. Her experience working as a principal in the community makes her uniquely qualified to serve on LAE's governing board.

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Board Meetings

The board has set the following regular meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

 Governing Board Meeting Dates  Posted Agenda Approved Minutes
 Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 5:15 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
 Saturday, December 14th, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Agenda  Minutes
 Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. Agenda
 Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
 Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, April 24th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Agenda  Minutes
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, October 5th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, November 9th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Saturday, November 14th,  2020 at 2:00 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda  Minutes
Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Agenda  Minutes

Unless otherwise posted, all board meetings are held at the Kiest Campus at 4680 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75236.

Please enter through the front doors.


 Please note that additional special meetings of the board may be called by the board president as needs dictate. All meeting notices will be posted and all meetings will be open to the public in accordance with Texas law.

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